HAVOC Regional and SWELL event - Hornchurch Country Park

Sunday 2nd June

Entries close Friday 31st May

Regional & SWELL Event
Contact: organiser@orienteering-havoc.co.uk

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Entered: 22

Brown 9.1km 70m climb
Entered: 6

Blue 7.1km 60m climb
Entered: 4

Green 4.6km 40m climb
Entered: 5

Short Green 3.6km 20m climb
Entered: 4

Light Green 3.9km 20m climb
Entered: 1

Orange 3.3km 30m climb
Entered: 2

Yellow 2.4km 15m climb

White 2.0km 10m climb

Entry Fees
From 6th May:
        Senior: £9.00/£11.00
        Senior Chip hire: £1.00
        Junior: £4.00
        Junior Chip hire: £1.00
From 27th May:
        Senior: £10.00/£12.00
        Senior Chip hire: £1.00
        Junior: £4.00
        Junior Chip hire: £1.00

Juniors are under 21 on 31st December.

Event Information

Regional & SWELL event

This is the last event in the 2023/4 SWELL series, to decide this year's trophy winners. Trophies will be presented at the HAVOC SWELL event at Dagnam Park in September.

Terrain Description
On the site of the former RAF Hornchurch, this country park has a mixture of ecological interest as well as heritage. The area has been landscaped with blocks of woodland, lakes, open and rough-open areas. A mountain biking trail has been created along with a horse-ride in the south-western part of the area, known as Ingrebourne Hill. There are surfaced and unsurfaced paths throughout the park. Some structures from the RAF days can still be seen including pillboxes and Tett turrets. To the east is the Ingrebourne River and its flood plain which is a haven for birdlife. Further east are the Berwick Glades and Woods. The former is a relatively newly planted woodland and the later the site of old gravel workings much of which is overgrown by woodland.

Map at 1:10,000 with 2.5m contours at ISOM 2017 standard originally surveyed and drawn by Tom Edelsten. Updated in 2019, 2022, and 2024. The mountain bike trail is indicated by a smaller than standard footpath symbol. A black X indicates gym or play equipment and a wide H a seat. A green dot indicates a small isolated tree or thicket. There are many mown paths which are indicated by narrow yellow strips.

PostCode: RM12 6TS

What3Words: arts.grand.guides

Car parking for competitors will be in a dedicated grass field, close to the visitor centre. The event will be signed from the junction of Suttons Lane and Squadrons Approach. The car park has a 6'6" height restriction. Some limited space should be available for larger vehicles in the adjoining streets. Car park grass area may be locked soon after the end of the event; use the hard-standing area if you intend to stay on after the event.

DIRECTIONS: From M25 J30 take the A13 westward towards London. At the next interchange take the A1306 towards Rainham: 3rd exit at first roundabout and 1st exit at the second. At the next roundabout take the 1st exit towards Rainham then, at the "Dovers Corner" roundabout, take the 3rd exit onto the A125 towards Romford. At the cross-roads/traffic lights turn right onto South End Road, signed Hornchurch. Continue for about 1.4 miles then 120 metres after a zebra crossing turn right at the traffic lights onto Airfield Way, signed to Hornchurch Country Park. Continue past Tesco then, at the sharp left hand bend, turn right onto Squadrons Approach then left into the country park.

From M25 J29 take the A127 west towards Romford. After 1.25 miles and just before the overbridge, turn onto the slip road, signed Upminster and Cranham, then turn left at the T junction. Continue to Upminster. At the crossroads/traffic lights turn right onto the A124 towards Hornchurch. Continue to the Hornchurch one-way system keeping left onto Station Lane. Continue past Hornchurch Station and the new St Georges Park development, then, at the sharp right hand bend, turn left onto Squadrons Approach & left into the country park.

PUBLIC TRANSPORT: the nearest railway station is Hornchurch on the District Line - 1.4K. The 252 bus (15 min Sunday service) runs from outside of the station, just over the Pelican crossing. Take the bus to the Hornchurch Country Park stop. Continue in the same direction, there should be a path on the left leading into the country park car park. Event parking and registration will be in the grass area beyond. (Note from Hornchurch station, the 256 bus goes only as far as the St Georges stop.)

Registration Pre-entries only using Racesignup.

Starts 10.30 to 12.30

Courses close 14.00

Start and finish will be close to the parking area.

Course Info
White, Yellow, Orange, Light Green, Short Green, Green, Blue and Brown.
A course suitable for all abilities. Help available for beginners.

White 2.0km 10m climb 12 controls

Yellow 2.4km 15m climb 12 controls

Orange 3.3km 30m climb 12 controls

L Green 3.9km 20m climb 10 controls

S Green 3.6km 20m climb 13 controls

Green 4.6km 40m climb 14 controls

Blue 7.1km 60m climb 22 controls

Brown 9.1km 70m climb 28 controls

White & Yellow courses will have written descriptions. All other courses will have pictorial descriptions. Loose descriptions will be available at the Start.

SIAC will be enabled. However, all Competitors will need to punch the Check, Start and Finish controls.
Start and Finish are both within 200m of the car park.

Entry Fees
Entry via RaceSignUp. Entries close 23.59, 31st May 2024

Senior (BOF member) - £9,

Senior (non member) - £11,

£1 surcharge for late entries after Sunday May 26.

Juniors - £4,

SI dibber hire (non SIAC) - £1.

Hired dibbers will be available to collect from the Enquiries tent, adjacent to the car park

Note: Car parking is free for competitors, and covered in the above charges.

Note: member means an individual holding a current subscription to British Orienteering. Non-members are allowed to compete in up to three British Orienteering registered events before being recommended to join so that you continue to benefit from the sport's insurance. See the here for details of how to join HAVOC.

Toilets and refreshments are available at the Visitor Centre close to the car park. Please avoid taking any mud into the Visitor Centre. (From the entrance door, the toilets are past the reception counter then second door on the left and then on the left).

Organiser: Colin Jackson (organiser@orienteering-havoc.co.uk)

Planner: Colin Jackson

Controller: Janet Biggs

Event Details
Start List
Brown Club Age Category
Ben Bardsley HH M50
Oliver Bardsley HH M18
Paul Beckett HAVOC M60
Simon Fowler HAVOC M55
James Leech SLOW M21
Christopher Prince HAVOC M21
Blue Club Age Category
Iain Ambler CHIG M50
Chloe Fowler HAVOC W21
Zbig Gebka HAVOC M60
Marc Owen BOF M50
Green Club Age Category
Barbara Beckett HAVOC W65
Jennifer Gebka HAVOC W60
David LeFevre DFOK M65
Daniel Ronnau-Bradbeer DFOK M20
Francis Ronnau-Bradbeer DFOK M65
Short Green Club Age Category
Danni Angelova DFOK W55
Matthias Kalle Dalheimer M50
Dave Norman CHIG M65
Rosalind West HAVOC W75
Light Green Club Age Category
Susan Fowler HAVOC W50
Orange Club Age Category
Ollie Fowler HAVOC M14
Gary Jenkins HH M50